Instagram Worthy Engagement Locations in Metro Detroit

Instagram Worthy Engagement Locations in Metro Detroit

So, you’re engaged, you’re in love & now you’re probably looking for a little inspiration when it comes to wedding photography – particularly those engagement photos, right? Choose a location that tells something about the two of you. First dates, proposals, favorite hangouts… all of these places can make great spots for the engagement shoots.

But if you’re looking for some inspiration – the team at Mike Staff Productions is here to help – here are some of our favorite spots!  

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Belle Isle

Where can we see the best view of the Detroit skyline without going to Canada? The western end of Belle Isle—properly named Sunset Point. While you’re there snap some photos in front of the James Scott Memorial Fountain. This historic marble monument is one of the island’s many beautiful landmarks.


Located on Woodward, the Detroit Institute of the Arts is a downtown gem. From fountains to a grand entrance to walkways surrounded by greenery, the overall feel of the DIA is very highly sophisticated and photo options are endless.

The Belt

Between Gratiot and Grand River, underneath the Z Lot, the Belt Alley is bursting with color these days. New murals and bright lights have re-energized this alley downtown.

Michigan Central Station

Michigan Central station is a piece of Detroit history – enough said. There’s just something magical about this building. But get your engagement photos done before this iconic, architectural landmark is fully renovated.


Campus Martius

In the heart of downtown Detroit,  Campus Martius is a lively urban park with tons of spots to sneak away for a photo session: There’s an outdoor skating rink in the winter, a “beach” in the summer, gardens, cafes, monuments, and more.

Stoney Creek Metro Park

From beaches, bodies of water, a golf course, and a nature preserve – Stoney Creek Metro Park offers over 4 thousand acres of natural beauty. Since this is a Metro Park there will be a fee to get in, so plan ahead!

University Of Michigan – Law Quad

The striking Gothic-style buildings that make up the University of Michigan Law Quad is architecture at it’s finest. This Ann Arbor location is a wedding photo favorite. You don’t have to be a student to be on the grounds but you may be battling the crowds.

Eastern Market

Between the flowers, the food the buildings, the shops, and the murals, there’s always an opportunity for the perfect photo at Detroit’s historic Eastern Market. Wander through the crowds on a Saturday, or choose a quiet weekday afternoon to see it all.

Comerica Park

Touristy? We don’t care. We love the big tiger in front of Comerica Park. Even if you’re not heading into a game, it’s fun to stop by and take your picture with the big tiger.